Korg MS-10

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The MS-10 is a cool & classic analog synth known for its great bass and percussive sounds. It was released by Korg in 1978 as an entry-level, simple monophonic single-VCO analog synthesizer. With the authentic look of a mini-modular its single VCO is patchable using standard 1/4 inch patch cords to the VCF and VCA. It really is a powerful little mono-synth with plenty of knobs and a compact 32-note keyboard. It is CV/Gate controllable. A very cool feature is its external input to filter which allows you to filter external sound sources! Following the MS-10 came the double-oscillator version, the MS-20. The MS-10 is used by The Orb, SkyLab, the Chemical Brothers, Astral Projection, Autechre, Juan Atkins, Underworld, Sneaker Pimps, Luke Vibert, JunkieXL, and Add N to (X).

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58 Visitor comments
January 16, 2013 @ 10:27 am
Use the filter on the white noise, It's a dancefloor killer tried and tested with guarantee. Low freqs are unbeatable especially on Kick sounds. It sounds really good on the mixing stage no matter the genre. Modular options are also great on any source and can be used for an external sound processing.
December 6, 2012 @ 12:50 pm
This was my first analog synth, I have gigged with it for over 15 years. Never had a single problem, no scratchy pots nothing. I love it for it's simplicity and amazing sounds! Great introduction to analog synths machine.
Simone V.
September 24, 2012 @ 1:40 pm
http://www.mercatinomusicale.com/mm/a_korg-ms10-ms-10-moog-yamaha-access-elektro n-roland_id2692237.html
September 3, 2012 @ 5:55 am
I still love this synth and still use it.
August 29, 2012 @ 4:11 pm
just pluged my ms10 in after 10 years of no use and it still works, good or what.
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 1 VCO with mixable white/pink noise generator
  • LFO - One LFO w/ multiple waveforms
  • Filter - One lowpass VCF
  • VCA - ADSR with Hold
  • Keyboard - 32 keys
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Control - CV/GATE
  • Date Produced - 1978
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from Korg product brochure and Tone Tweakers.

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